Articles for Vincent Lali

Filthy water killed my chickens, says Khayelitsha protester

Shack dwellers demand the nearby sewage pump station be fixed


Brief | 6 July 2021

Sanitation worse than ever after floods hit informal settlement

Residents of Ethembeni in Khayelitsha say they urgently need ten to 15 chemical toilets


Brief | 5 July 2021

Where are our ward councillors? ask flood victims

Shacks flooded by heavy rains in Khayelitsha


News | 2 July 2021

Domestic worker’s decade long struggle to make her RDP house liveable

Six months after moving in, Nokwayintombi Pateni’s home has still not been electrified


News | 1 July 2021

Heavy rains flood Cape Town’s informal settlements

More rain forecast for the rest of the week


Brief | 29 June 2021

“I grabbed my son and a suitcase packed with clothes” says fire victim describing a chaotic scene

More than 50 Capetonians have been left in the rain with nowhere to sleep tonight


News | 22 June 2021

Langa residents are fed up with their police

Community leaders claim their safety patrol is more effective than SAPS


Brief | 17 June 2021

Shack dwellers install their own taps and toilets

8,000 families in Khayelitsha find ways to cope without city services


News | 2 June 2021

No budget for janitors at Cape Town informal settlement

Residents of Siyanyanzela have been buying their own pipes to fix communal toilets


News | 17 May 2021

Mfuleni’s “illegal” school struggling to cope

2,000 students have three toilets and one tap


News | 5 May 2021

Community health workers confront Mkhize with memorandum of demands

“What can we do with a R3,500 stipend? We have to send our kids to school and pay rent”


Brief | 20 April 2021

“Illegal” school teaches hundreds of learners education department hasn’t placed

Mfuleni Combined School is run by volunteers and based in an illegally occupied college


News | 16 April 2021

Living in Covid village in Cape Town

City says occupation is illegal and it has no funds for such unplanned settlements


Photo Essay | 14 April 2021

Over a thousand learners protest for school to be recognised

Schools shut down in Mfuleni by protesters


News | 1 April 2021

Police fire teargas and rubber bullets in Cape Town protests

Man killed by truck as shack dwellers block roads with burning tyres and toilets


News | 24 March 2021

Protesters shut down parts of Cape Town during peak hours

The City says it cannot accommodate new informal settlements in its current budget


News | 23 March 2021